Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal Season 2 Review – A Powerful Follow Up

By Ricky Valero
Published: September 20, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal Season 2 Review
Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal Season 2 (Credit - Netflix)
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Summary

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal Season 2 delivers more questions and answers on what happened with Alex Murdaugh and his family.

Earlier in 2023, Netflix released Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal. It shared insight into one of the most powerful families in South Carolina, the Murdaughs. They dissected how the family unraveled, which led to murder, coverups, and corruption. The series has returned for season 2 with new information, including testimony from people involved with the trial.

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal Season 2 follows first-hand accounts from the people around leading up to the murders. We get testimony from Mushelle Smith (caregiver), Cousin Eddie (witness), and Gwen Generette (juror).

The series begins in January of 2023 when Alex Murdaugh is about to stand trial for the murder of his wife and son. They show him entering the courthouse with the press and protesters packing outside, screaming at him about why he murdered his family.

We get a long take of the officer’s body cam of the night they arrived at the Murdaugh household. As the officer navigated outside where the bodies were, we saw Alex explaining how he found the bodies and what he possibly thought could’ve happened. This entire scene was chilling because you could look in the face of a man who looked guilty and was trying to spin this in a way that made it look like someone else did it.

The biggest question everyone will wonder is, what does Season 2 bring to the table to make it worthy of a watch? A lot is the answer because, at the end of Season 1 of Murdaugh Murders, we saw Alex on the verge of facing charges for what he did. In Season 2, we get the aftermath of all of that, including footage from the trial, eyewitness testimony of how the trial unfolded, and hearing from the jurors, which makes this stand out on its own. It provides plenty of new information for you to process and understand what happened.

Season 2 doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel. The story of Alex Murdaugh is fascinating because you have this man who overcame some past troubles yet found himself continuing to tread in the wrong direction. When you unpack everything that happened, you almost feel like Alex felt somewhat untouchable or even thought he could commit these murders and get away with it. It’s because of that thinking that he is behind bars. I understand he continues to plead his innocence, but if he ever admits to the crimes, I would love to hear why.

You know what to expect coming into Season 2 of Murdaugh Murders because we watched most of this unfold through the media. However, if you couldn’t stay on top of the case at its every turn, this season unpacks that all for us in a very informative way. Another standout thing that makes this so good is that only three episodes make it a quick and easy binge. It’s another standout docuseries from Netflix.

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